Ajai Chari, MD
- PROFESSOR | Medicine, Hematology and Medical Oncology
- Cancer (Oncology)
- Hospital Affiliations
- Mount Sinai Brooklyn
- Mount Sinai Queens
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
- Ruttenberg Treatment Center 212-241-7873 212-241-7873
Dr Chari is a Professor of Medicine, the Director of Clinical Research in the Multiple Myeloma Program, and the Associate Director of Clinical Research, Mt Sinai Cancer Clinical Trials Office.
Clinical Interests: Plasma cell disorders, including multiple myeloma, AL amyloidosis, POEMS syndrome, plasmacytoma, and monoclonal gammopathies of uncertain significance (MGUS). Dr Chari has published extensively on these topics and has been invited to speak regionally, nationally, and also internationally.
Research Interests: Dr Chari’s research interests include the development of novel chemotherapy regimens, including phase 1 and 2 studies. He is principal investigator (PI) of several investigator-initiated trials as well as the national and international PI of several industry sponsored studies.
As the Director of Clinical Research in the Multiple Myeloma Program, he oversees a program renowned nationally not only for high volume patient accruals but also rigorous quality assurance. The program has played a pivotal role in the approval of each of the 5 most recent drugs to be approved by the FDA for the treatment of multiple myeloma.
- AL Amyloidosis
- Bone Marrow Transplantation
- Bone Marrow Transplantation, Autologous
- Hematologic Malignancies
- Multiple Myeloma
- Plasma Cell Neoplasms
- Waldenström's Macroglobulinemia
MD, UCLA School of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine
Columbia University Medical Center
University of California - San Francisco
Health Care Provider of the Year, Leukemia Lymphoma Society
Ewig Teaching Award, Deparatment of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Phi Beta Kappa, Stanford University
Best Junior Faculty Teacher Award, selected by 2008 Internal Medicine residency class, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York Metro Super Doctors 2011-2015
Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.
Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Chari during 2020 and/or 2021. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
- AbbVie Inc.
- Amgen Inc.
- Bejing Medical
- Bristol-Myers Squibb
- Clinical Care Options, LLC (CCO)
- Curio biosciences
- Genentech, Inc.
- Imedex, LLC.
- Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited )
- Pfizer Inc.
- cancer net
- mcneil panama
- secura bio
- shattuck labs
Industry-Sponsored Lectures: MSSM faculty occasionally give lectures at events sponsored by industry, but only if the events are free of any marketing purpose
- Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF)
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